In this episode, Scott is joined by Tobias Ternstrom – Principal Program Manager Lead for performance in Azure SQL Database, as he breaks down what the new Database Throughput Unit is and how you can use it to understand what kind of horsepower you can expect from the new services tiers. The DTU is a critical part of providing a more predictable performance experience for you, A DTU represents the power of the database engine as a blended measure of CPU, memory, and read and write rates. This measure helps you assess the relative power of the six SQL Database performance levels (Basic, S1, S2, P1, P2, and P3).
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